The real estate agent, Eric Brown, was showing a home to his client, Roy Thorne, and his 15-year-old son, Samuel, on August 1, when police, responding to a neighbor’s call, showed up at the house, ordered those inside to leave with their hands in the air and handcuffed them.

They were all released soon after.

The lawsuit, filed October 1 in US District Court for the Western District of Michigan, seeks unspecified damages on five counts, claiming six police officers violated the plaintiffs’ civil rights, including unlawful detainment and excessive force, as well as violations of equal protection. Other counts include assault and battery, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The city of Wyoming, the six officers involved, and the police chief are all named as defendants.

A city spokesperson declined to comment on the lawsuit Friday, telling CNN, “The City of Wyoming does not comment on pending…

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